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Alice of Battenberg

Alice of Battenberg – A beautiful child (Part one)

Alice of Battenberg was born on 25 February 1885 as the daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her daughter Alice. Due to the early death of Queen Victoria’s daughter Alice, Queen Victoria took a special interest in her grandchildren through Alice. [read more]

Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

The young Queen meets the old Queen

In the early morning of 27 April 1895, the royal yacht De Valk brought two Countesses van Buren from Vlissingen to Queenborough. The Countesses were, in fact, Queen Emma and the 14-year-old Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. From Queenborough, the Queens took the train to London where they were received by the Prince of Wales [read more]

Book Reviews

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement by Arianne Chernock Book Review

Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 until 1901, would have been the perfect forerunner for the women’s movement but unfortunately, the nineteenth-century feminists were to be disappointed. Queen Victoria condemned the women’s rights movement with the words, “the movement of the present day to place women in same position as to profession – as men” [read more]